Marimuthu Palaniswami is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE) and an internationally recognised expert in Internet of Things (IoT), Sensor Networks, Automated Learning, and Computational Intelligence in large-scale complex systems. He is a named Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society over the period 2013-2015.
He obtained his Ph.D from the University of Newcastle, Australia and is currently the Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. He has a demonstrated track record in leading large research initiatives. In particular, he has been the Founder and Director of the ARC Research Network ISSNIP (Information, Signals, Sensor Networks and Information Processing), which has become an internationally recognised constellation of researchers, partner universities and industry organisations in the area of sensor networks.
He has built many large-scale projects by bringing together teams of chief investigators in related areas such as the Distributed Sensor Networks Project funded by former Department of Education, Science and Technology (DEST), the SEMAT project of the Queensland government’s Smart State Program and IMOS-GBROOS for the Great Barrier Reef. He was the co-director of the Centre of Excellence for Networked Decision Systems (CENDS) funded by the Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
He is also a co-founder of the European Centred IoT forum. He served as a general Chair for over 10 IEEE Sponsored International conferences with a focus on Sensor Networks and Internet of Things (IoT). As a Chief Investigator, he was funded by various government agencies for a number of IoT projects covering Infrastructure, Smart City, Healthcare, Transport, BigData Analytics and Smart Governance. His international IoT funding for smart city covers projects such as European Union’s FP7 Smart Santander, SocioTal, and OrganiCity.
2012-2014: M. Palaniswami and R. Buyya, 'Creating a smart city through internet of things', ARC Linkage Project with Arup Pty Ltd and City of Melbourne, Australian Research Council, ARC funding $350K
2011: S. Karunasekera, C. Leckie, Shyamali, M. Palaniswami, B. Moran and P. Farrell, 'High resolution monitoring of atmospheric pollutants to identify their impact on population health', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $40K
2010: M. Palaniswami, 'Demand response in smart grids', Interdisciplinary Seed Grant, Institute for a Broadband Enabled Society (IBES), University of Melbourne, $69,609
Education and training
The University of Newcastle 1987
University of Melbourne 1983
Indian Institute of Science 1979
University of Madras 1977
Awards and honors
Knowledge Transfer Excellence Award, The University of Melbourne,
Research Award for Foreign specialists, Japanese Government Research Award,
University of Newcastle Post-Graduate Scholarship, University of Newcastle (1983-1986),
University of Melbourne Post-Graduate Scholarship, University of Melbourne (1982-1983),